Out for Undergrad Conference for LGBTQ+ Engineering Students

My name is Teddy Kurkoski, and I am an Admissions Director for the 2020 Out for Undergrad (O4U) Engineering Conference, which is a weekend-long professional development conference for high achieving, high potential LGBTQ+ undergraduate students who are studying engineering or interested in going into engineering. If you’re not familiar with Out for Undergrad (O4U) or the O4U Engineering Conference, you can learn more about it on the website here: https://www.outforundergrad.org/


We understand that students are going through many transitions at this time. To ensure that we continue to recruit the most diverse and high achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduate student candidates, I wanted to remind you that the 2020 O4U application is open, and ask that you share this information with your community at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. The student application deadlines are being extended from our previously announced dates. O4U is an amazing opportunity for students to meet recruiters from a variety of engineering firms and universities, with flights and hotels that are covered entirely by O4U. This means that if students are admitted from your college/university, they will only have to pay the $90 registration fee. We also work with students’ financial needs to make sure that if they are admitted to the conference, they are able to attend.


This year’s O4U Engineering Conference will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from September 11th to September 13th. The application deadline for round two admissions is April 26th, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST).


Please let your students know about the conference application. Having attended the conference twice as a student, I can attest to the fact that it is an amazing opportunity for both professional and personal development. If you or anyone at your school has any additional questions/concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or the O4U Engineering Admissions Team at O4UEngineeringAdmissions@outforundergrad.org.


Thank you so much for your time, and have a great day!



Teddy Kurkoski

O4U Engineering Admissions Director


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